On the Brink of European Patent Law
Edited by: Dick van Engelen
This publication contains conference papers written by leading patent judges, academics, and practicing lawyers from Germany, England, and The Netherlands, as well as by members of the Boards of Appeal of the European Patent Office. The book's topics - such as scope of protection, partial revocation, inventive step, prosecution history, and contributory infringement - are to a large extent harmonized and unified law. However, in the absence of a highest European Court, it is up to national courts to develop a uniform application and interpretation of European patent law and to provide the legal certainty and predictability that litigants need. The conference was in honor of Prof. Jan Brinkhof, who has dedicated his career - as an academic, a judge, and a practicing attorney - to the developments of truly European patent law.
Publication Date: 9/19/2011